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Health department announces new COVID-19 update

North Central District Health Department, in O'Neill, has been made aware of 51 new cases in the district since the last report issued Dec. 23. On Monday, NCDHD reported new cases by county,...

 

First shot

On Dec. 28, Dr. Kelli Osborn received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Moderna, to be administered at Antelope Memorial Hospital. The shot was given by Amy Wright, RN. Dr. Osborn...

 

Five COVID-related deaths reported in district

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of 80 new cases in the district since the last reporting on Dec. 17: 18-Antelope; 0-Boyd; 3-Brown; 7-Cherry; 17-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 22-Knox; 11-Pierce; 2-Rock. NCDHD regrets to report five...

 

COVID-case numbers continue to climb in region

North Central District Health Department reported Monday, 135 new cases of COVID-19, since the last update released Dec. 3, including 16 in Antelope; 2, Boyd; 18, Brown; 14, Cherry; 24, Holt; 4, Keya...

 

Hospital staff works to meet coronavirus challenges

SUBMITTED ARTICLE "We recently increased the number of patient rooms that have air-disinfectant units, from four to eight, in our COVID unit here at Antelope Memorial Hospital," said Diane Carlin,...

 

As hospitalization rates reach critical levels, Ricketts releases new health restrictions

Public health restrictions in the state will take a phased approach, based on the percentage of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. The plan, which went into effect Monday, was announ...

 

Additional COVID-19 cases reported

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of 159 cases in the district since the last reporting on Nov. 12, including: 19-Antelope; 9-Boyd; 21-Brown; 26-Cherry; 27-Holt; 6-Keya Paha; 13-Knox; 36-Pierce and 2-Rock. NCDHD has...

 

NCDHD: 720 total COVID cases reported in last two weeks

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of 145 cases in the district since the last reporting on Nov. 9: 21-Antelope; 6-Boyd; 18-Brown; 17-Cherry; 31-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 21-Knox;...

 

COVID cases increase in health district

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of 158 cases in the district since the last reporting on Oct. 29: 12, Antelope; 7, Boyd; 5, Brown; 33, Cherry; 47, Holt; 0, Keya Paha; 28, Knox; 26, Pierce; 0, Rock. NCDHD has been...

 

West Holt Medical Services announces new facility guidelines

Given the recent spike in the rate of the spread of COVID-19 in both Nebraska and surrounding states, West Holt Medical Services is taking the following precautions to help ensure the safety of...

 

Governor announces state vaccination plan

Front-line health care workers and individuals with underlying health conditions will be the first Nebraskans to receive a coronavirus vaccine, once approved. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced, during a...

 

Ricketts sets new health measures

Governor Pete Ricketss announced changes to Nebraska’s directed health measures, Friday. Hospitals, bars and restaurants, gatherings and wedding and funeral venues will adjust to the new DHMS, which went into effect, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and will...

 

COVID cases increase in health district

North Central District Health Department was made aware, Monday, of 39 additional cases in the district: Holt, 4; Knox, 11; Cherry, 6; Antelope, 7; Pierce, 2; Brown, 8 and Boyd, 1. On Tuesday, NCDHD was been made aware of 28 additional cases in the...

 

New COVID-19 cases reported

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of 21 additional cases in the district, according to a Monday report. Fifteen cases in the district, through case investigations, have been determined to be due from community spread:...

 

Five new positive COVID-19 cases reported in region

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of five additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. One case in Cherry County is currently under investigation. One case in Holt...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 16, 2020

Schools set to open August 13

Summerland schools will have a normal opening, Aug. 13. Superintendent Dale Martin made the announcement Monday during the board of education's regular meeting. He distributed information about a...

 

New COVID-19 cases reported in health district area

North Central District Health Department reported Monday it has been made aware of six additional COVID-19 cases in the region. Four cases in Antelope County, though not all contact-related to one another, are result of direct contacts with positive...

 

Nebraska businesses receive pandemic loans

NEBRASKA NEWS SERVICE The Small Business Administration, on Monday, released some details about 4,179 Nebraska businesses that took out Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or more. The Small Business Administration did not report the exact...

 

First COVID-19 death recorded in NCDHD region

North Central District Health Department reported June 24, an Antelope County resident, in his 70s, was determined to be the first COVID-related death in the region. The individual was reported to have underlying health conditions. On June 29, NCDHD...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 25, 2020

Red Cross tests for coronavirus antibodies

When the Red Cross visits Clearwater, July 14, for a blood drive, the organization will offer testing for COVID-19 antibodies. The organization began testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations,...

 

COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County. The first case, through contact investigations, has been deemed to be from community spread. Close contacts have been identified...

 

COVID-19 testing planned in O'Neill

New COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the North Central District Health Department region. Monday, NCDHD was made aware of another positive case in Pierce County. On Friday, the health department was made aware of an additional positive case in Pi...

 

Ricketts announces new health measures

On May 21, Governor Pete Ricketts announced new directed health measures will take effect June 1. Phase one reopening DHMs will apply to the Central District Health Department - Hall, Hamilton and Mer...

 

COVID-19 testing planned in O'Neill

North Central District Health Department, on Friday, was made aware of an additional positive case in Pierce County. The individual contracted the illness through direct contact with a confirmed case. This brings the number of cases in Pierce County...

 
 By Elizabeth Odell    News    May 21, 2020

The science of soap

Recently, hand washing has become a much-publicized defense against coronavirus and soap is the weapon of choice. Perhaps you can still hear your mother's voice as you walked through the kitchen...

 

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